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Qudsaya District

Qudsaya District
منطقة قدسيا
District
Map of Qudsaya District within Rif Dimashq Governorate
Map of Qudsaya District within Rif Dimashq Governorate
Coordinates (Qudsaya): 33°32′N 36°13′E / 33.53°N 36.22°E / 33.53; 36.22
Country  Syria
Governorate Rif Dimashq
Established 2009 (2009)
Seat Qudsaya
Subdistricts 3 nawāḥī
Area
 • Total 321.64 km2 (124.19 sq mi)
Population (2004)[1]
 • Total 105,974
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Geocode SY0310

Qudsaya District (Arabic: منطقة قدسيا‎, translit. manṭiqat Qudsaya) is a district of the Rif Dimashq Governorate in southern Syria.

Qudsaya District is located to the northwest of the Damascus Governorate and Mount Qasioun, covering the northwestern outskirts of metropolitan Damascus. The administrative centre is the town of Qudsaya.

Until 2009, Qudsaya was a sub-district within Markaz Rif Dimashq District. In February 2009, the district of Qudsaya was formed, combining the former sub-district of Qudsaya with two sub-districts from the Zabadani District.[2] At the 2004 census, these subdistricts had a total population of 105,974 people.

Sub-districts

The district of Qudsaya is divided into three sub-districts or nawāḥī. Population figures in the table are as of 2004.[1]

Subdistricts of Qudsaya District
Code Name Area Population
SY031000 Qudsaya nahiyah 59.86 km² 64,412
SY031001 Al-Dimas nahiyah 159.51 km² 21,978
SY031002 Ain al-Fijah nahiyah 102.27 km² 19,584

Localities

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the villages, towns and cities in the following table make up the district of Qudsaya.[1]

English Name Arabic Name Population Subdistrict
Qudsaya قدسيا 33,571 Qudsaya
al-Dimas الديماس 14,574 Al-Dimas
al-Hamah الهامة 10,045 Qudsaya
Dahiyat Qudsaya ضاحية قدسيا 9,500 Qudsaya
Jdeidat al-Wadi جديدة الوادي 5,227 Qudsaya
Deir Muqaran دير مقرن 4,803 Ain al-Fijah
Deir Qanun دير قانون 4,213 Ain al-Fijah
Kfeir al-Zayt كفير الزيت 4,170 Ain al-Fijah
Ain al-Fijah عين الفيجة 3,806 Ain al-Fijah
Kfeir Yabous كفير يابوس 3,801 Al-Dimas
Basimah بسيمة 2,812 Qudsaya
Ashrafiyat al-Wadi أشرفية الوادي 2,101 Qudsaya
al-Husseiniyah الحسينية 1,563 Ain al-Fijah
Jamraya جمرايا 1,156 Qudsaya
Mazraat Deir al-Ashayer مزرعة دير العشائر 1,107 Al-Dimas
Qura al-Assad قرى الأسد 1,067 Al-Dimas
Efra افرة 1,029 Ain al-Fijah
Jdeidat Yabous جديدة يابوس 994 Al-Dimas
Yabous يابوس 369 Al-Dimas
Maadar معدر 66 Al-Dimas

References

  1. ^ a b c "2004 Census Data" (PDF) (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
    Also available in English: "2004 Census Data". UN OCHA. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  2. ^ New presidential decree to form Qudsaya district[permanent dead link]